Archive for February, 2012

‘Survivor’s’ Zohn gets a stem-cell transplant

The "Survivor: Africa" champ underwent a stem-cell transplant Wednesday to treat a recurrence of his Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

Survivor’ Winner Ethan Zohn Undergoes Successful Stem Cell Treatment in Battle with Cancer

Former “Survivor” contestant Ethan Zohn is once again looking to come out a winner, this time grabbing something more valuable than a million dollars. On Wednesday, Zohn underwent his second stem-cell transplant with in the hope of finally …

Stem Cell Firm May Have Administered Unproven Treatments

ananyo writes "With Texas pouring millions of dollars into developing adult stem-cell treatments, doctors there are already injecting paying customers with unproven preparations, supplied by an ambitious new company. Celltex Therapeutics 'multiplies and banks' stem cells derived from people's abdominal fat and its facility in Sugar Land opened in December 2011 and houses the largest stem-cell …

:: 01, Mar 2012 :: A*STAR SCIENTISTS MAKE GROUNDBREAKING DISCOVERY ON STEM CELL REGULATION

New link between polyamine levels and embryonic stem cell state deepens our understanding of embryonic stem cell regulation which is a key step in bringing cellular therapies from the laboratory to the clinic.

Egg-making stem cells found in adult women

We’ve always been told that men can sire babies for as along as they live, but women are born with all the eggs they’re ever going to have. Textbooks have taught this for over half a century. Well, this week, scientists revealed that adult women have …

Medical: Location also key in stem cells’ therapeutic value

BETHESDA, Md. – Location, location, location. It turns out that mantra is not only the key to real-estate value, but also to the therapeutic value of stem cells. Researchers have been trying for years to coax various types of stem cells into …

Survivor’s Ethan Zohn Gets Stem-Cell Transplant: “Today I Leap Into a Healthy New Body”

Forget feeling like a million bucks. Ethan Zohn is feeling like a new man. The Survivor: Africa champ underwent a stem-cell transplant Wednesday to treat a recurrence of his Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer—and he has his brother to thank for the …

Stem cells in ovaries promising fertility treatment

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital find stem cells in the ovaries could be changed into viable eggs and pave the way for a new fertility treatment. Dr. Jonathan L. Tilly, PhD, Director of Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at MGH and …

Ethan Zohn Undergoes Stem-Cell Transplant

Ethan Zohn isn’t one to back down from a challenge. Currently battling a recurrence of his Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the former Survivor winner underwent a stem-cell transplant Wednesday from one of his brothers – and he had a particular condition …

Women Can Make New Eggs After All, Stem-Cell Study Hints

Women may make new eggs throughout their reproductive years, suggests a new stem-cell study that challenges a long-held biological tenet.